Announcements: 29 December 2023

If you would like to have something included in next week’s announcements, please email and include ‘Announcements’ in the email title. We are especially interested in submissions outside of Europe and North America.

Call for Abstracts, Papers, and Submissions:

Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) Conference 2024 // Conferencia de la Red de Ecología Politica (Conference Submissions)
This conference will be hosted in three venues: Dodoma, Tanzania; Lima, Peru; and Lund, Sweden. Themes include, but are not limited to, ‘sovereignties, territorial disputes, and environmental challenges,’ ‘political ecologies of epistemic (in)justices and epistemic freedom,’ and ‘political ecologies of nature-based solutions.’ We encourage the submission of individual articles, paper panels, debates, art and other creative interventions in collaborations between academics, activists and artists alike. Submission deadline: 15 January 2024. See more here.

Canadian Yearbook of International Law (articles)
The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Canada’s leading peer-reviewed international legal journal, invites submissions of articles, notes and comments, in English or in French, that advance critical thinking in all areas of public or private international law. Submissions for each annual volume are encouraged by 31 January 2024. Manuscripts should generally be in the range of 12,000-20,000 words for articles; under 12,000 words for notes or comments; and 1,500-2,500 words for book reviews. See more here.


Voices for Just Climate Action – Hivos, Kenya (Global Program Manager)
The manager is responsible to connect with the alliance members at global level, WWF-NL as lead partner and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs as donor. The manager will represent Hivos in the – global – Joint Program Team (JPT) of the VCA alliance and is the to-go-to person for WWF-NL, the independent VCA Global Program Director (who reports to the directors of the Alliance) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Application deadline: 3 January 2024. See more here.

Nottingham Trent University, England (PhD, fully-funded)
Research focus: Wars and Climate Breakdown: assessing the legal consequences of the mutually causal relationship between environmental harm, climate change, and armed conflicts. This project evaluates how effectively public international law frameworks and international environmental law address the harms caused by conflict, environmental harm and climate change. Application deadline: 12 January 2024. See more here.

Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, US (Research Fellows)
The Sabin Center is looking for three research fellows: an Equitable Cities Climate Law Fellow, a Climate Justice Fellow, and a Climate Law Fellow. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for all three: 15 January 2024. See more here.


Artificial Intelligence for Climate Change Mitigation (webinar)
Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs for a discussion of how artificial intelligence (AI) can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. David Sandalow, lead author of the Artificial Intelligence for Climate Change Mitigation Roadmap, which was released earlier this month, will explore that topic along with seven of the report’s co-authors. Date: 17 January, 2024. Register here.

New Publications/Releases:

Article: ‘Greening’ International Law en route to Agenda 2030: The Role of Youth in Enhancing the Soft Power of Climate Justice, Susan Ann Samuel; Yearbook of International Environmental Law. Read here.

Article: Lithium nexus: Energy, geopolitics, and socio-environmental impacts in Mexico’s Sonora project, Vlado Vivoda, Morgan D. Bazilian, Asmaa Khadim, Natalie Ralph, and Ghaleb Krame; Energy Research & Social Science. Read here.

Book: International Organizations and the Law (2nd edn), Alexandra R. Harrington, purchase here.

News Article: COP28 outcome: The road (not taken) towards a fossil-free future, Mohammad Golam Sarwar. Read here.